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Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones and his wife, Jazmyn, have announced that their youngest son, Marlo Jones, sadly passed away on Friday.

Marlo was just six months old.

"It is hard to believe that our little angel, our fighter from day one, our son 'Marlito' has unfortunately passed away and is no longer here with us," Jones wrote via an Instagram post. "Marlo, the joy that you brought to us everyday, with that smile, and that energy was like heaven on Earth. You will always be in our hearts. We will always remember you."

The Jones have five children, and Marlo was the youngest of the five. 

The Lions issued a statement on Saturday, offering condolences to the family:

"Marvin and Jazmyn embody the true meaning of family, and the example they set has made them an inspiration to so many in our community," the Lions said in a statement. "We thank everyone for the outpouring of support."

The Jones family was at Ford Field on Sunday, and a moment of silence was held prior to the Packers-Lions game in Marlo's memory per ESPN.

"We did not get the chance to hear your first words (it would've been in Spanish too)," Jones wrote. "We didn't get to see you run with your brothers and sister, you ran with them with your eyes everyday. We know that everything that we do from here on out will be with you.

"Every step we take, you will be with us. Whenever we have a bad day, we will think of your smile. We miss you already buddy and will forever love you."